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The Resource A personal matter, by Kenzaburō Ōe ; translated from the Japanese by John Nathan

A personal matter, by Kenzaburō Ōe ; translated from the Japanese by John Nathan

Label
A personal matter
Title
A personal matter
Statement of responsibility
by Kenzaburō Ōe ; translated from the Japanese by John Nathan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"Bird, the protagonist of a Personal Matter, is a frustrated young intellectual in a failing marriage whose utopian dream is shattered when his wife gives birth to a brain-damaged child. More than once when confronted with a problem, he has "cast himself adrift on a sea of whiskey like a besotted Robinson Crusoe", but he has never faced a crisis as personal or grave as the prospect of life imprisonment in the cage of his infant son. Should he keep the baby? Dare he kill it? Before he makes his final decision, Bird's entire past rises up before him, revealing itself to be a nightmare of deceit."--Back cover
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DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL858.E14 K5513 1969
Literary form
novels
Label
A personal matter, by Kenzaburō Ōe ; translated from the Japanese by John Nathan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Kojinteki na taiken
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st Tuttle ed.
Extent
214 p.
Lccn
79438773
Note
Main, cop. [1]-2.
System control number
  • 104808-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)104808
  • (Sirsi) o00052960
  • (OCoLC)52960
Label
A personal matter, by Kenzaburō Ōe ; translated from the Japanese by John Nathan
Publication
Note
Translation of: Kojinteki na taiken
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st Tuttle ed.
Extent
214 p.
Lccn
79438773
Note
Main, cop. [1]-2.
System control number
  • 104808-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)104808
  • (Sirsi) o00052960
  • (OCoLC)52960

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